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barber76's Avatar barber76 09:23 PM 04-11-2012
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Originally Posted by ~wolverine~ View Post

I just bought a WDTV Live SMP and can not get this thing to work. It doesn't show any of my shared folders. In fact it doesn't show any computer when I go to network shares. I have had every WDTV since the 1st model and have had no problems. Now I'm stuck. I can see every computer on my network from any computer on the network. The Live SMP doesn't see any of them. Any help would be appreciated.

I couldn't make it see any shares as well (streaming services like Netflix etc. worked Ok). What helped me is choosing in "Wireless Network Setup" menu "WPS" option instead of "Automatic". Also, I had to "add WPS device" on router side, get PIN from router and enter it at WDTV. After this, WDTV found network shares.
(my router is Netgear WNDR3400).

~wolverine~'s Avatar ~wolverine~ 10:40 PM 04-11-2012
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I couldn't make it see any shares as well (streaming services like Netflix etc. worked Ok). What helped me is choosing in "Wireless Network Setup" menu "WPS" option instead of "Automatic". Also, I had to "add WPS device" on router side, get PIN from router and enter it at WDTV. After this, WDTV found network shares.
(my router is Netgear WNDR3400).

Well I tried that but no joy. I even gave the share folders full permissions but still nothing.
techflaws's Avatar techflaws 10:45 PM 04-11-2012
Live SMP (for whatever reason) needs to be in the same workgroup.
~wolverine~'s Avatar ~wolverine~ 08:41 AM 04-12-2012
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Live SMP (for whatever reason) needs to be in the same workgroup.

Everything is in the same "WORKGROUP" workgroup. It's rather odd I can hook up a USB HDD to the Live SMP and can see and access the movies in that from any computer. I'm baffled.
LVS's Avatar LVS 08:53 AM 04-12-2012
The only issue I had with it seeing both SMB and NFS shares was the subnet defaults to WORKGROUP and mine was on VOLUME. hmmm... let us know what you find.
Kelson's Avatar Kelson 09:51 AM 04-12-2012
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Originally Posted by ~wolverine~ View Post

Everything is in the same "WORKGROUP" workgroup. It's rather odd I can hook up a USB HDD to the Live SMP and can see and access the movies in that from any computer. I'm baffled.

If you are usig Win-7 networking, I don't believe the Live-SMP supports Homegroups.
~wolverine~'s Avatar ~wolverine~ 10:33 AM 04-12-2012
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If you are usig Win-7 networking, I don't believe the Live-SMP supports Homegroups.


According to the manual;

8. Ensure that the following options are selected: Turn on network discovery,
Turn on file and printer sharing, Media streaming is off, and Allow
Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended).

I have done this exactly. I followed the share a folder instructions exactly also. Which is how I had it set up to begin with since I was using a WDTV Live Plus before this one (SMP).
GusGus748s's Avatar GusGus748s 10:46 AM 04-12-2012
I used to have a WDTV2, and I gave it to my parents. This is how my Advanced Sharing Settings are:

1) Turn on network sharing.
2) Turn on file and printer sharing.
3) Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders.
4) Media streaming is on.
5) Enable files sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption.
6) Turn off password protected sharing.
7) Allow windows to manage homegroup connections.
~wolverine~'s Avatar ~wolverine~ 12:45 PM 04-12-2012
Oh well, this is just stupid that it doesn't work. Time to send it back.

Thanks for everybody's help.
Otter0911's Avatar Otter0911 02:38 PM 04-12-2012
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Originally Posted by ~wolverine~ View Post

Oh well, this is just stupid that it doesn't work. Time to send it back.

Thanks for everybody's help.

Just to ask....Do you happen to have a Linksys router?
~wolverine~'s Avatar ~wolverine~ 02:52 PM 04-12-2012
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Just to ask....Do you happen to have a Linksys router?

No it's a Motorola NVG510 from AT&T U-verse.
rockden's Avatar rockden 07:58 PM 04-12-2012
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Try MakeMKV instead. That's what I use for my regular DVD movies, and I've done a few blu-ray movies with it without any issues.

makemkv doesn't reencode, it's just a straight remux into an mkv file. I like to reencode the files to x264.
~wolverine~'s Avatar ~wolverine~ 08:05 PM 04-12-2012
Well I reinstalled Win 7 and that seemed to solve the problem. I can now see my network shares.
Kelson's Avatar Kelson 06:48 AM 04-13-2012
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Originally Posted by ~wolverine~ View Post

Well I reinstalled Win 7 and that seemed to solve the problem. I can now see my network shares.

IMHO they really screwed up simple networking with Win-7 and the Homegroup nonsense. I have my Win-7 machines configured for classic office networking and eliminated all the Homegroup stuff. Still, I run my server under Win-XP and have no problems with anything new achieving connectivity.

Having to reinstall the OS to fix a networking problem is just stupid design.
dave43's Avatar dave43 08:20 AM 04-13-2012
When I try to access files form my network share held on my computer (XP)via ethernet cable...sometimes it recognizes it right away and connects, sometimes it makes me enter a password that is populated with anonymous user and no password and doesn't let me connect, sometimes I can connect with the anonymous user and no password, and sometimes it can't even find my network drive. What's going on? Why the inconsistency? On top of all this if I don't use the wd player for a couple days it doesn't boot and I have to recycle via pulling the plug and restarting. Can i fix this or should I return it?
~wolverine~'s Avatar ~wolverine~ 01:54 PM 04-13-2012
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Having to reinstall the OS to fix a networking problem is just stupid design.

I totally agree, especially since I was using a WDTV Live Plus without issue prior to buying the SMP.
techflaws's Avatar techflaws 10:53 PM 04-13-2012
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I have my Win-7 machines configured for classic office networking and eliminated all the Homegroup stuff.

I'm using the default settings and I have no trouble finding devices/shares either.
thejoshster's Avatar thejoshster 12:42 PM 04-14-2012
Hey guys, anyone tried running 1080p/60 MTS with this player? The ps3 doesnt get the job done. Its sad because I think its just a software/codec issue on the ps3 that causes it to stutter.
powerleakin's Avatar powerleakin 04:14 PM 04-14-2012
can i ask a quick question here? pardon if has been asked before.

many firmwares back(perhaps last november) i tried the wdtv and it took a while to scan my media. that's not a problem but when i powered it down and back on, it scans them again and it took more than 5mins.

so my question is, is that a normal behavior? and i ask this as it is a stark contrast with xtreamer where there's no scanning of files when you turn on, they are almost instantaneous...(i guess cause xtreamer doesn't aggregate the media??)

so after the initial scanning does the subsequent scanning take more than 5min every time you power on? i have a reasonable collection..maybe like 500 movies or so..so is that expected?

thanks.
WDFan1970's Avatar WDFan1970 09:09 PM 04-14-2012
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Originally Posted by powerleakin View Post

can i ask a quick question here? pardon if has been asked before.

many firmwares back(perhaps last november) i tried the wdtv and it took a while to scan my media. that's not a problem but when i powered it down and back on, it scans them again and it took more than 5mins.

so my question is, is that a normal behavior? and i ask this as it is a stark contrast with xtreamer where there's no scanning of files when you turn on, they are almost instantaneous...(i guess cause xtreamer doesn't aggregate the media??)

so after the initial scanning does the subsequent scanning take more than 5min every time you power on? i have a reasonable collection..maybe like 500 movies or so..so is that expected?

thanks.

My Media Library is in excess of 2000+ Media files... It takes less than 1 minute to rescan after bootup.
techflaws's Avatar techflaws 10:41 PM 04-14-2012
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Originally Posted by thejoshster View Post

Hey guys, anyone tried running 1080p/60 MTS with this player?

Video notes:
1. MPEG-2 Max (MP@HL 1920x1080ip30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20, HD:40).
2. MPEG4.2 Max (ASP@L5 1920x1080p30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20, HD:40).
3. EG-4.10 (H.264) Max (BP@L3.0 720x480p30 or 720x576p25, MP@L4.1 and HP@L4.1 1920×1080p30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20,
HD:40).
4. SMPTE 421M (VC-1) Max (AP@L3 and MP@HL 1920×1080p30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20, HD:40).
5. WMV9 Max (MP@HL 1920×1080p30 or 1280x720p60), bit rate (SD:20, HD:40). Does not supprot WMV7 and WMV8. Does not support
Screen, Image and Image Version 2 profiles.
6. AVS Mac (Jizhun@L6.0 1920×1080p30 or 1280x720p60) , bit rate (SD:20, HD:40).
stumlad's Avatar stumlad 10:01 AM 04-15-2012
A few questions if anyone can help - note I'm playing files from a local external drive.

1) Is there an easier way of zooming rather than going into the options menu, scrolling to find the zoom?

2) Is there a way to maintain the zoom ratio for upcoming videos in the sequential list. I have too much 4:3 material for the kids and I like to zoom to 1.2x since I have a plasma... it's not perfect but it's a good compromise. If it were easier to zoom or if it were maintained, it would be easier.

Thanks!
WDFan1970's Avatar WDFan1970 07:17 PM 04-16-2012
1) Nope
2) Nope...
dave43's Avatar dave43 07:03 AM 04-17-2012
Will a non powered USB hard drive work with the live? Are there any size capacities?
powerleakin's Avatar powerleakin 11:15 AM 04-17-2012
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Originally Posted by WDFan1970 View Post

My Media Library is in excess of 2000+ Media files... It takes less than 1 minute to rescan after bootup.

nice! thanks for the reply..will only get a chance to play with it again this summer..excited now
HyPyke's Avatar HyPyke 07:25 PM 04-17-2012
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Will a non powered USB hard drive work with the live? Are there any size capacities?

I have used a 250 gig, USB powered, laptop hard drive with mine with no problems. Can't answer the other question.
Kelson's Avatar Kelson 07:27 AM 04-18-2012
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Will a non powered USB hard drive work with the live? Are there any size capacities?

Yes. I have used a Seagate 1TB FreeAgent USB powered portable HDD without issue.
jasonwc07's Avatar jasonwc07 08:23 AM 04-18-2012
I just received my WDTV SMP unit yesterday and I had a hell of a time getting it to see my WHS 2011 server. It was able to see my desktop and HTPC just fine, but even after going through the various Youtube howtos online for setting up NTFS security settings and advanced sharing, it refused to see my server. It turns out my share settings were fine. The issue was that WHS 2011 must be setup as the "Master Browser". I figured I would post the solution that worked for me in case others have the same issue and run across this post.

For some, this is already the case. For others, like myself, it required making a few changes on my WHS system. Unfortunately, AVSForum won't allow me to post the URL. A google search for "whs 2011 master browser" will show the post as the first hit.

1) First, you want to enable the "Computer Browser" service on your WHS 2011 server

START>Administrative Tools>Services - Right click Computer Browser, select properties > select automatic from the "Start up Type" drop down list. Then start the service.

2) Then, you need to make a registry tweak to ensure that your server is selected as the Master Browser

Start the registry editor (Start --> Run --> regedit.exe)
Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\Bro wser\\Parameters
Double click on MaintainServerList
Set to Yes
Click OK
Close the registry editor and reboot

3) I also had to make the opposite changes on my other networked Windows PCs

I DISABLED the "Computer Browser" service on these machines, and changed the MaintainServerList key to "No". You then must restart each machine for the changes to take affect.

After doing all this, the WDTV immediately saw my WHS 2011 server and all of its shares. I didn't have to make any sharing or ownership modifications. I didn't even have to restart the WDTV.

NOTE: You can check to see what machine is set as the "Master Browser" by downloading a simple script called "Lanscan". Google "whs 2011 master browser lanscan" to find it.

Output will look like this:


Tesla1856's Avatar Tesla1856 10:08 PM 04-18-2012
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Originally Posted by jasonwc07 View Post

The issue was that WHS 2011 must be setup as the "Master Browser".

Good setup tips for WHS-2011.

I ran it for a while and might still take another look. For now, the Win7-64 Pro under my XBMC (and Acronis added) seem pretty good to me. I've got about 10tb online (not counting HDD backups).

Anyway, strange that WHS-2011 didn't automatically assign itself Browse Master, especially if you leave it on all the time.
dave43's Avatar dave43 11:05 AM 04-19-2012
Does the live stream free hulu or do you have to pay for the hulu plus. If so...Is it worth it?
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